Ministry of Interior affirms state enterprises will continue to supply water, electricity

September 2nd, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

The Spokesperson to the Ministry of Interior, Mr. Supachai Jaisamut (ศุภชัย ใจสมุทร) affirms that 4 major state enterprises, including the Metropolitan Electricity Authority, the Provincial Electricity Authority, the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority, and the Provincial Waterworks Authority will not cease operations due to the current political turmoil. He affirms that these organizations, under the supervision of the Ministry of Interior, will continue to provide water and electricity to public and private sector sites, including government facilities.

Mr. Supachai said that if state enterprise employees left their post to join People’s Alliance for Democracy demonstrations, substitute employees would be found to replace them. Retired or former state enterprise workers will also be called upon to temporarily return to duty to assist. The Spokespersons to the Ministry of Interior called upon employees of the nation’s state enterprises to refrain from joining political demonstations, as this would cause hardship for the public.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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